Minimize Mommy Makeover Scars with These Easy Tips
A mommy makeover can restore a youthful figure following pregnancy and breastfeeding. The comprehensive plastic surgery combines multiple cosmetic procedures that can address excess skin, sagging breasts, and lost definition.
Following your mommy makeover in Fort Worth, TX, you will begin a recovery period where your incisions will form scars that will gradually fade. Dr. Vishnu Rumalla will take great steps to minimize the prominence of scars after a mommy makeover. Patients can take further steps to ensure that their scars heal and fade.
What Will My Scar Look Like?
A mommy makeover is not one procedure but rather a series of procedures that are performed at once. The location and size of your scars will vary depending on which procedures you undergo. Your mommy makeover treatment plan may include:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
A tummy tuck scar is typically a curved line that runs from one hip to the other. The incision is positioned so that it can be easily concealed behind a bikini or underwear.
If you undergo a breast lift, you may have an incision made around your nipple and directly down to your lower chest (a lollipop shape) or the incision may further out along the folds on the bottom of your breast (anchor shape).
A breast implant performed at our Fort Worth surgical clinic can be inserted through a number of means. Many are placed through an incision that is made along the bottom crease of your breast or the bottom curve of the areola.
Liposuction can be administered through your tummy tuck incision or tiny holes near trouble spots. For these reasons, liposuction scars are typically not a major concern for patients.
Tips for Reducing Scars after Mommy Makeover
Dr. Rumalla will take careful steps to minimize the size of your incisions and place them in areas of your body that can be easily concealed. The steps for reducing scars after a mommy makeover are the same steps that can help following any plastic surgery procedure.
Take Aftercare Seriously
The best tool you have for minimizing scarring is the body’s natural healing process. Proper aftercare can prevent unwanted side effects and complications that can impede your body’s ability to fully heal with cosmetically pleasing results. Important aftercare tips include:
- Walking after surgery to reduce blood clots
- Avoiding strenuous activities for six weeks
- Refraining from smoking
- Watching for signs of infection
- Eating a nutritious and plant-based diet
Protect Your Skin from Excessive Sunlight
Excessive darkening of your skin could make your scars appear more prominent. Scar tissue does not tan the same way that natural skin does. Wearing a sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher and protective clothing when you are outside can ensure that your scars continue to blend with the color of nearby skin.
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Today
If you are still displeased with the appearance of your scars after they have fully healed, let Dr. Rumalla know. There are treatment options that can address prominent scars. Most of our patients are extremely satisfied with their cosmetic results. We proudly publish our patients’ reviews for anyone to see.
To schedule your mommy makeover, please contact our office online or call (817) 809-3166.